What are the current recommendations for the Pneumovax?

03/10/2020 Off By admin

What are the current recommendations for the Pneumovax?

CDC recommends pneumococcal vaccination for all adults 65 years or older. See Pneumococcal Vaccine Timing for Adults [5 pages] for additional details. All adults 65 years or older should receive 1 dose of PPSV23.

How often should PPSV23 be given?

Doses of PPSV23 should be spaced 5 years apart from each other. For those who require an additional dose of PPSV23, administer it no sooner than 8 weeks after PCV13 and at least 5 years after the most recent dose of PPSV23.

How often should Pneumovax 23 be given?

The Pneumovax 23 covers twenty three different variants of the pneumococcal bacteria. In healthy adults, revaccination is not indicated (necessary). Patients with underlying chronic disease should probably be revaccinated every 5 years. An annual flu shot (influenza vaccine) is probably also indicated.

When did the pneumonia vaccine recommendations change?

The PCV13 vaccine was recommended by ACIP in 2010 for use in all children <5 years old, replacing the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7), which had been in use since 2000. The series of PCV13 and PPSV23 was recommended for all adults ≥65 years old in 2014.

Should you get Prevnar or Pneumovax first?

For immunocompetent adult patients aged ≥65 years with CSF leak or cochlear implant, the CDC recommends a routine dose of Prevnar 13 (if not previously received) followed at least 8 weeks later by a routine dose of PNEUMOVAX 23.

What is the newest pneumonia vaccine?

In June 2021, the FDA approved Prevnar 20 (Pneumococcal 20-valent Conjugate Vaccine), a new vaccine for the prevention of invasive disease and pneumonia caused by 20 different types of the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus).

When do you start Prevnar 13 and 23?

They should first be given PCV13, followed by PPSV23 at least 8 weeks later. If they are younger than age 65 years, they will need a second dose of PPSV23 at least 5 years after their initial PPSV23 dose and a third PPSV23 dose once they become age 65 years.